Horoscopes by Holiday

By: Holiday Mathis

It's the same in popular culture as it is in high school, families or any social group, really: The spotlight swings around the room. No one can be the star indefinitely; that would be too boring. The focal shift is coming again. Who will get the fresh glow of attention? The Capricorn moon presents an opportunity to leverage celebrity into power.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Melodramatic people will avoid you (they thrive on theatrics and therefore don't want problems to end), freeing your time for maximum positive productivity.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It turns out that a few of your tangents were unnecessary, but no regrets. Your story is better for journey, even though, as Glinda the Good Witch once said, "You've always had the power."

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When everyone does the assigned job, things go smoothly. The trouble occurs when jobs haven't been assigned. Who isn't working and could be a great asset to the cause? Put everyone to work.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). While you'd love to help everyone who asks, some of the requests you'll get are out of your jurisdiction or just don't feel right to you. Your intuitive response will be correct. Set limits.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your lion heart will lead you around today. You'll give generously of yourself. Also notable is your access to excellent teachers. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Explore the nature of a problem, goal or objective. Analyze what has been tried, what worked and what didn't. Take a straight-forward, scientific approach to making things better and you'll succeed.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When you concern yourself with getting to higher levels of rapport and trust with the people around you, you'll skip over a lot of other kinds of problems that could arise to engage with what really matters.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have a holistic view that allows you to see the entirety of people to whatever extent is actually possible. You'll be appreciated for your clear, honest feedback.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You're sensitive to a wide range of social styles, and you will match your approach accordingly as a gesture of goodwill. This also happens to be an excellent way to build rapport that will serve you well later.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Don't get snared into the myth of confidence. Any fool can be confident, and many are, while the wiser and smarter may be riddled with doubt. Take confidence out of the equation. Strive to do what's right.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People will support what they create, not necessarily what they are paid to support, and of course not what's been forced upon them. Co-creations will be much easier to float than solitary plans.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). To form the bonds of loyalty, humans need to connect on many levels including the emotional, intellectual and physical. Usually that is complicated, but today it will seem to happen naturally and effortlessly.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 16). You'll gain greater control over your own mental state this solar return and often be able to change it to suit the opportunity at hand. Other exciting events include attending a party that will be legendary, the celebration of your growing family and being entrusted with an honorable responsibility. Aries and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 50, 14, 20 and 11.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I'm told that our natal Venus placements are to blame for the recent problems in my marriage. My Venus is in Pisces, my husband's is in Virgo."

The Greeks believed that each planet has a sign of the zodiac in which it is exalted — a part of the sky that celebrates the planet. In that station, the planet's qualities shine and it functions to the highest potential. In the opposite sign, the planet is thought to be in a detrimental position. It's referred to as "the fall." Venus is exalted in Pisces, and when she is in the opposite sign of Virgo, she is in the fall. This should not be confused with bad luck for the romantic sector, though. It's simply an indicator that there is work to do. A quote from the novel "Corelli's Mandolin" by Louis de Bernieres comes to mind: "Love itself is ... when your roots grow toward each other underground. And after all the pretty blossoms have fallen from your branches, you find that the two of you have become one tree, and that your roots have so entwined together it is inconceivable you should ever part."

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Taylor Swift and Katy Perry reportedly had a longtime feud over mutual ex-beau John Mayer, one of the more exciting triangles the seven-time Grammy award-winning Mayer has been implicated in. Mayer was born under the sign of harmony, and he has Mercury and Pluto in Libra, too. His natal moon and Neptune in Sagittarius suggest a restless spirit and a love of adventure.

Write Holiday Mathis at HolidayMathis@gmail.com.

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